I want to track a variety of topics passively using services on the interwebs. Google Alerts, RSS Feeds, and IFTTT are not solving the problem (or rather, I am not sufficiently solving the problem with them). Help me use available services to get to this promised land. [more inside]
posted by milqman
on Oct 8, 2013 -
How do I create an RSS feed to filter news items based on about 300 keywords? [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Feb 5, 2011 -
I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo
on Feb 17, 2010 -
I pride myself as being a pretty savy internet user. However, I am embarassed to say that I do not understand the RSS concept or even how it works. I have read about it and all but still my mind goes blank when I try to figure out how to use it in my day to day life online.
Any suggestions for websites that explain it all so I can see if I can or should be expanding my use of it?
posted by cmh0150
on Mar 10, 2009 -
Syncing between laptops: How can I easily and automatically sync files and documents between two laptops using Bluetooth? Ideally I want to load up one machine in the vicinity of the other and have all my recent data (documents/data/RSS feeds etc.) syncronised with NO hassle.
Any good apps out there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jul 9, 2008 -
My site's cron tasks eat up a lot
of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Help me get full RSS instead of partial RSS. As many of you might know, the Freakonomics blog has moved to NY Times. They used to give full RSS feeds; now all we get is partial RSS. While this generated quite a buzz on the internets, no solution was provided. [more inside]
posted by eebs
on Aug 20, 2007 -
Bloglines isn't showing my feeds anymore! I'm using the most updated version of Firefox, and haven't installed any new extensions, but my "feeds" tab no longer shows any feeds! This started happening last night. It shows the "Add, Edit, Clippings" and the "Extras" down below - but no actual feeds.
I double checked in the "Edit" option to make sure my feeds were there. I disabled all my extensions. I updated Java. I even searched MeFi and the painfully slow Bloglines forum, but can't seem to figure out why my feeds are missing all of a sudden. I checked in Internet Explorer, and Bloglines is working - I even checked it on my wife's computer running Firefox, and my feed show up. What could possibly be wrong on my machine that their feed tree doesn't show up on my Firefox?
posted by itchi23
on Jun 14, 2006 -
I have been using reblog
to combine two feeds (for a blog
and a forum
) which I then publish through Feedburner. What I want to do is have the blog
part of my feed update normally (i.e. individual posts) and the forum
part of my feed compiled into a daily link list (which itself is published as if it were ONE feed post each day)... What ways exist for me to do this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Mar 29, 2006 -
What's the difference between podcasting and mp3blogging?
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 25, 2004 -
What should be done (if anything) about a site that is capitalizing on my site's distinctive name and search engine ranking to popularize itself in a way that is totally unrelated to my site?
I run an RSS feed directory with a distinctive name, reasonably good content, and a decent rank in various search engines. Last night a "watch" application told me that 2 new sites now contain my site's domain name in their URLs.
I took a look at both of these sites, and they are simply embedding my domain name in their URLs so that they have a chance of matching on searches for the name. The actual pages are throwaway filler (as is the entire site).
I'm flattered and insulted.
My site's name is not a trademark (perhaps it should be), and I don't want to draw artificial attention to it by posting a link, and I certainly don't want to link to the offending sites.
Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? What can be done?
posted by jeffbarr
on Aug 25, 2004 -